All of us at Will Rogers love to get people moving! We recently visited the Geneva Convention at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Eager attendees woke up early to take a brisk 40 minute “Walk with Will,” a fun two-day event we hosted around the beautiful Lake Geneva resort property. Walk participants were entered into a raffle sponsored by Cinema Clips Marketing to win a GoPro HERO4 camera, and Matt Lee (pictured above), Director of Operations at Marcus Theatres, is our winner!
A big thank you to Carmike Cinemas for allowing us to participate in their Managers Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last week. We had a great time hosting an evening of games at the opening night cocktail party at the Hilton Ballroom. Players jumped rope, hopscotched their names, lifted a medicine ball over their heads, did stretch band holds and hula hooped for 2 minutes (and some for longer than 20!). Game night participants were entered into a GoPro raffle, and the winner is Josiah Hartzler (pictured above), Managing Director of the Flagship 8 Theater in Mechanicsburg, PA.
The next day, more than 100 Carmike Cinemas employees kick-started their morning with a fun and easy “Walk with Will” right on the beach as the sun came up. Walkers were entered into a raffle for a GoPro, and Karen Detter (pictured above), General Manager of the Carmike 12 in Dothan, Alabama, is our winner!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, walking briskly for 2 hours and 30 minutes each week— easily broken up into five 30-minute walks—can help improve our health. As we head into fall and look towards the holidays, it’s important to remember that there are simple ways for us to get the physical activity we need to stay healthy and prevent disease.
Try some of the CDC’s walking tips, and see how quickly the steps start adding up:
-Replace time spent circling the parking lot for a spot up-close. Park further away and walk to your destination.
-Host a walking meeting. Walk and talk over work problems with your co-workers for the first 20 minutes, then hit the conference room to write down ideas and finish up.
-Make a few extra laps around the mall. When out shopping, walk the length of the mall before going into any stores. The mall is also a good place to walk to avoid bad weather outside.
-Arrive at the airport 15-30 minutes earlier. Walk to your gate or terminal instead of taking the train.
-Make a “Walk-and-Talk” date with a friend or family member. Skip the latte and do a loop around the neighborhood instead.
-Take a walking lunch break at work. Keep extra shoes and socks in your filing cabinet.
-Walk while you are waiting. Instead of sitting on the bleachers while your child’s at sports practice, walk around the field. Walk outside the restaurant as you wait for your table to be ready.
-Find a convenient walking path near your home, kids’ activities, or work.
These are just a few of the small changes you can make to incorporate fitness into your busy lifestyle.